GNOME BitTorrent Client Fragments 2.0 Released! GTK4, Libadwaita & Remote Control

Last updated: February 7, 2022 — Leave a comment

The Fragments BitTorrent client finally released version 2.0. It’s now uses Rust, GTK4 and the new Libadwaita library to provide a stylish user interface for those running Linux with GNOME desktop.

For those never heard of Fragments, it’s a free open-source torrent app that uses Transmission as backend for transferring data. With it, user may starting downloading via:

  • click a magnet link
  • copy magnet into clipboard,
  • or add torrent via ‘+’ icon.

Fragments dark mode

By releasing version 2.0, it now has the ability to control remote Fragments or Transmission sessions. Simply click the option in hamburger menu, type a name and the IP address of remote machine. In advanced settings, toggle on/off SSL and specify the port if default one is not in use.

The header bar will turn purple and display a subtitle name indicates you’re in control of a remote session.

Instead of expanding the downloading item, it now shows the detailed information via a pop-up dialog. It displays the network speed, total up and downloaded data, as well as a few action buttons.

Other features include:

  • New context (right-click) menu.
  • Copy current download as Magnet link into clipboard.
  • Statistics about the current session
  • Rework preferences dialog with more options.

How to Install Fragments in Ubuntu & other Linux:

The software is available to install as Flatpak package. Open terminal by searching from ‘Activities’ overview screen. When it opens, run following commands one by one:

1.) Install Flatpak framework if you don’t have it installed by running command:

sudo apt install flatpak

2.) Add flathub, the main repository hosts a large list of flatpak packages:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

3.) Finally install the BitTorrent client via command:

flatpak install flathub de.haeckerfelix.Fragments

Once installed, search for and open it from ‘Activities’ overview and enjoy!

How to remove Fragments BitTorrent Client:

To uninstall the app, simply run command in a terminal window:

flatpak uninstall --delete-data de.haeckerfelix.Fragments

That’s all. Enjoy!

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